Lot 2155. Extremely rare depiction of a crocodile

Starting price: € 20 000
Auction date
12.06.2019   12:00 UTC +01:00
ID 199798
Lot 2155 | Extremely rare depiction of a crocodile
Khmer. Bayon Period. 12. Century

Sand stone. The crocodile is lying on the floor shown with an S-shaped curved tail and a slightly opened mouth. The teeth are clearly visible, as well as the shed. The presentation is amazing captures true-to-life and the observation of the stone sculptors of the Khmer shows.

In the temple, Ankor Thom, a relief scene with a crocodile eats a fish, and the representation of this animal resembles. Length 102cm, width 26cm, height 16cm. Condition B. Enclosed: Socket. Repaired, tail-tip missing.

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